After a wild and crazy weekend, it was nice to have a calm evening tonight. But I swear it has gotten even COLDER! We spent 2 weeks in Montana last January and I swear it was never this cold!
I headed to the Healthy Happier Bear HQ to rendezvous with Ashley for a manicure this afternoon.
He sure looks healthy and happy!
She swears that the only things that are cheap in NYC are dry cleaners, housekeepers and manicures. For ten bucks, this was quite a treat. Theodora met us to make three’s company!
After our girls’ outing, I met back up with Matt and Snake, the last two standing. Thankfully they did not have alcohol on their breath when I greeted them.
We chilled (literally) in a bar for about an hour with Larbs and shared a few drinks
And then we parted ways and Matt and I went on a romantic Big City Date! Our restaurant du jour was Apiary, and we had a fantastic experience.
We pondered the menu over chewy sourdough. It featured a 3-course-for-$35 deal going on and considering most entrees in this city are upwards of $25 and most salads the same price, this was like getting a salad and dessert for free!
Matt ordered a la carte and started with Swiss Chard + Ricotta Ravioli in Brown Butter – yum!
I had a partial Caesar salad (partial because it wasn’t ALL classic ingredients but close enough). This salad was IN-credible!!! Every leaf was coated in delicious flavor.
Matt’s entrée was a Pappardelle with Stewed Rabbit, Aromatic Vegetables and Truffle Oil. REALLY interesting flavors and really really good!
I had my finger on the salmon but switched to the Organic Chicken with Peas and Lemon at the last minute – it was really good, but I enjoyed the mashed potatoes, peas and flavors more than the chicken itself, which is always boring to me. Poultry is best on Thanksgiving.
My “free” dessert was a Blackberry Crust – kind of a cross between a cookie and a muffin
After dinner we walked a few blocks to a coffee shop where we enjoyed Café au Laits and conversation with Matt’s cousin Patrick and his girlfriend Samantha. It was great to see them, even for a short time. My cousin lives here too but we just missed each other.
I would have loved to have done more walking this weekend, but my gosh it’s so cold. I am normally in favor of walking everywhere but even my trusty down coat couldn’t take the chill out tonight. Too many cab rides on this trip. We need to come back in the late spring!